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Augustus Agar, VC, DSO

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Husband of Etheldreda (Audrey) Clark
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Augustus Willington Shelton Agar VC DSO was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. 1 Details He was 29 years old, and a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the North Russia Relief Force when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 17 June 1919 at Kronstadt, Russia, Lieutenant Agar took HM Coastal Motor Boat 4 into the bay, penetrated a destroyer screen and was closing a larger warship further inshore when CMB4, whose hull had been damaged by gunfire, broke down. She had to be taken alongside a breakwater to do repairs and for 20 minutes was in full view of the enemy. The attack was then resumed and a Russian cruiser was sunk, after which Lieutenant Agar retired to the safety of the open bay under heavy fire. He later achieved the rank of Commodore. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Imperial War Museum London, England. 2 Reference Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000) Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999) The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997) 3 External links Location of grave and VC medal (Hampshire)

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